It Goes to Eleven

I am brand new to the world of blogs so I apologize in advance to any one that reads this blog. Please let me know if I am doing something rude or ignorant. 🙂

"Allow myself to .. introduce ... myself ..."

My name is Jonathan Morrison and I work on the Kernel OCA/Reliability team at Microsoft. I spend most of my time either talking to people about how various parts of the kernel and operating system work, debugging kernel crashes or fixing bugs in / adding robustness to the Windows operating system. My purpose in writing this blog is to interact with other low-level geeks that love to talk about cache line sizes, asynchrony and other interesting things like the television show Lost as well as help people interested in learning about any of the above.

I will try to write about stuff that fits into one of 3 categories:

1. Stuff that confused me when I was learning about systems level programming

2. Stuff that I have seen others struggle with over my years in this business

3. Anything to do with Lost

So that said. Here are my main areas of professional/hobby level interest:

1. Operating Systems

2. Small devices (i.e. microcontroller based boards) and robotics

3. late 80's / early 90's heavy metal

4. Dark matter and dark energy

5. Lost

Well that's it. Let me know if there is anything specific you would like to start with and I will give it a go. I am thinking of something light like - compiler and processor instruction reordering!!

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  2. Ken says:

    Hi! Just found your blog while looking into the bugcheck codepath due to some work I’m doing… hopefully what I found will help.  I work for Intel and have a couple of the same hobbies, so I’m bookmarking this blog.

    (disclaimer: what I say is my thoughts, not those of my employer, etc etc etc)

  3. Aleta says:

    I just thought I’d post here as I can hardly believe that you are a walking library.  Good grief; how brilliant you people are!   So, I’m going to take a chance and post my deleima for help amongst the profound.  If you are able or willing to help, I am grateful.

    Dear Sir,

    I was directed to the website for help.  They sent me to the direction site for Kernal Dump (?) because I have several things wrong with my vista computer. Not totally illiterate but kernal stuff is a little above my head but thought I’d try anyway.  When went to follow the directions, it was impossible as one of the things it said was to go to Contol Panel, of which I do not have (or rather it says “empty”)  I am not able to do any backups; my printer does now not work (it says I must ad a printer, but not able to in any way I have tried)  It has been a nightmare.  Have I lost some files?  Was it because I downloaded some updates (I think I did download some, about 6 or 7 – at this point, 2 weeks later- I don’t know much about anything now as am so lacking in sleep)  I have been sitting here day and night and am completely exhausted.  I have been to all kinds of websites and forums, googled everthing I could even remotely possibly think of reated to these problems; been to MS and HP, and everywhere, with no results.  I am COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY LOST, exhausted, and discouraged.

    Can you kindly help?  If you can’t/wont/not able, PLEASE, could you direct me to someone who can…no one seems to know what is going on, and all the info I have been to ends op to no avail.

    I am greatful for any help at all; What can I do to help YOU??

    Many thanks,


    PS Please remember, if you can’t help, please do forward to somone who might be able to help me with this; it’s a nightmare for me, please!

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